USDA Rural Development Telecommunications Program Accepts CommScope’s BrightPath® Fiber-to-the-Home Solution

April 27, 2009 HICKORY, N.C.

The US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Telecommunications Program has accepted CommScope’s BrightPath® fiber-to-the-home solution, enabling service providers seeking funding from the Rural Utilities Service to propose the use of BrightPath products in business plans and applications they submit for RUS grants and loans.

The simple, effective BrightPath FTTH system from CommScope, a world leader in high-performance broadband infrastructure, works seamlessly with existing hybrid fiber coax (HFC) networks, employing a unique, tapped architecture that provides fiber connection from the head end/central office to the subscriber’s premises. BrightPath provides all the benefits of a FTTH network without requiring changes to back-office, head end/central office or customer premises equipment.

BrightPath is particularly effective in low-density housing and rural areas because of the low signal loss of optical fiber and the reduction or elimination of active devices in the network. In rural deployments, BrightPath can provide a competitive advantage with typically lower upfront costs and maintenance relative to traditional HFC networks.

“Acceptance of BrightPath by the Rural Development Telecommunications Program greatly benefits our customers,” said Carl Meyerhoefer, vice president of Marketing and Business Development for CommScope’s Broadband division. “Rural service providers now have an economical choice for an FTTH platform with which they can connect customers to high speed services, while at the same time supporting the broadband stimulus program.”

About CommScope

CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV) ( is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks. Through its Andrew® brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise® brands, CommScope is the global leader in structured cabling systems for business enterprise applications. It is also the premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband cable television networks and one of the leading North American providers of environmentally secure cabinets for DSL and FTTN applications. Backed by strong research and development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers with infrastructure solutions for evolving global communications networks in more than 130 countries around the world.

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